The Market Looks Scary! Should You Be Frightened?

As we say goodbye to Summer and move into Fall, it is time to start looking forward to Halloween. Soon children of all ages will don their favorite costumes and head to their neighbor’s to ask the age old question, “trick or treat?” As we survey the status of the global economy, [...]

Is This as Good as it Gets? Here are 3 Things to Watch

Now that we have passed the half-way point in 2018, it is time to start looking forward to the second half of the year. As we survey the current status of the economy, there is a lot of information to take into consideration. Here are 3 things that suggest the [...]

Our Investment Outlook: Is the Stock Market Peaking?

The year got off to a good start on the heels of a strong earnings season in which 77% of S&P 500 firms reported higher than expected sales. While the economy continued to grow, fears of inflation, growth peaking, and potential trade disputes startled the market enough to give up its January gains and usher [...]

Investment Outlook: New Year + New Tax Code = More Growth?

As we look forward to 2018, let us reflect on how remarkable the last twelve months were for the major market indices. Contrary to the usual roller-coaster ride we experience with stocks, 2017 was an amazingly smooth journey to new all-time highs. The S&P 500 was so consistent that the index finished every month of the calendar year [...]

Investment Outlook: Valuations vs. Data

While the temperature outside cools as we move into the fall and winter seasons, stock markets remain red hot. Despite three of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the U.S., political divisiveness in Washington, and threats from North Korea, U.S. stocks rose another 4.5% in the third quarter, bringing year-to-date returns on the S&P […]

Our Investment Outlook: All About Growth

Despite distracting headlines out of Washington, domestic equity markets marched to new record highs (for the S&P 500 & Nasdaq) during the quarter. Equity markets focused on the upward trend in GDP growth and robust corporate earnings (up over 15% year-over-year) that recorded the most profitable period in over five years. Historically, such periods of […]

Investment Outlook: Earnings! Earnings! Earnings!

Stocks Fly! Stock markets are off to a strong start in 2017 fueled by healthy earnings growth. As companies in the S&P 500 index begin to report their results for the 1st quarter, aggregate sales and earnings growth are currently up 4.4% and 13.2%, respectively, when compared to last year. Political tailwinds? While much of […]